Lino Brocka (April 3, 1939 – May 22, 1991) is a National Artist for Film and Broadcast Arts.
Catalino “Lino” Ortiz Brocka, director of film and broadcast arts, espoused the term “freedom of expression” in the Philippine Constitution. Brocka took his social activist spirit to the screen leaving behind 66 films that breathed life and hope for the marginalized sectors of society — slum-dwellers, prostitutes, construction workers, etc.
His films include ‘Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang’, ‘Maynila: Sa Kuko ng Liwanag’, ‘Insiang’, ‘Jaguar’, ‘Macho Dancer’, and ‘Orapronobis’.
Lino Brocka has left behind his masterpieces, bequeathing to our country, a heritage of cinematic harvest; a bounty of stunning images, and memorable conversations that speak volumes on love, betrayal and redemption, pestilence, and plenty all pointing toward the recovery and rediscovery of our nation.
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